Are you looking for a sign that things will get better? Do you long for that sign to be bright and bold so you cannot miss it? Have you not seen the sign already given?
There are times when we are low and long to see a sign that things will get better. We may wish that sign would be right in our face. We may feel as though we have missed signs in the past.
God has given us a sign. His sign was given long, long ago. He said through the prophets the Messiah was coming to save the world. He fulfilled that promise through Jesus’ miraculous birth to Mary.
Jesus is called Immanuel because He is God with us, which is the meaning of the title. Did you know that Christ is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah? So, when we say Jesus Christ, it is the same as saying Jesus Messiah. We could say Jesus the Christ instead. Regardless, we are speaking of the sign God has given us as a comfort and assurance that everything will be alright.
God provides us with other signs throughout our lives. Most of them are small. Too often we miss them. Why? We are not looking for them. After all, how many people have missed the sign of the Messiah? As humans, we too often look for something tangible or right in front of our face. We should be looking at things through Jesus’ eyes and see the signs given by God.
I pray we all open our eyes to see God’s signs. I pray we ask God to open our eyes and reveal his signs to us. I pray each one of us will seek to see things as God sees them and witness his wonderful works in our lives. Open your eyes. See as Jesus sees. See God’s signs. See Jesus as the Messiah. See Jesus as your Savior. Trust that God is at work in your life.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.